Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor and Hybrid Product solutions, announced its new solution for the timing of ultra high-temperature electronics, the PX-420 crystal oscillator. Able to withstand continuous operating temperatures of up to 250 degrees Celsius, the product is ideal for harsh environment applications, including oil and gas downhole operations.

With the PX-420, Vectron successfully combines its advanced quartz resonator design for outstanding frequency stability with silicon on insulator (SOI) technology to meet the high-reliability requirements demanded by these harsh environment applications. For the first time, design engineers have a solution for applications requiring continuous, high-reliability operation at temperatures ranging from -55° to 250°C. Vectron’s PX-420 crystal oscillator offers the widest temperature range and best frequency tolerance currently available for frequency control oscillators in the market. The unique compliant quartz resonator mounting scheme also provides high shock and vibration resistance.

“In the high-temperature electronics community, reliability and long lifetime at elevated temperatures are the key parameters,” said Gregory Smolka, Vice President of the IMS Business Unit at Vectron. “Throughout our ten-year history in high-temperature electronics, our products have delivered exceptional lifetime increases over comparable high temp designs. The PX-420 builds on this legacy, offering designers unprecedented reliability and frequency stability for applications ranging from oil and gas exploration to high temperature industrial processes.”